Santa Claus is taking center stage for this Christmas nail design! I did a Santa and Rudolph Nail Art last year. For 2011, they made solo appearances on my nails. Check out Rudolph in my Reindeer Nail Art, where I featured him on my left thumb and gave him a girl friend! This time, Santa Claus takes over.
Santa Claus Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
If you have been following this nail art blog for awhile, you might have noticed how fond I am of painting a design on all my nails. But I have been receiving emails asking me if some of my designs would work if only painted on one nail. I would always answer with a yes. This Santa Claus nail art is an example. I understand that there are instances wherein you don't want your nails to attract that much attention. An accent nail is a good solution.
I wanted a wear a basic red for this design and as I look into my stash, I was lucky to find OPI Tazmanian Devil Made Me Do It. I wore this in 2 coats on my nails, except for the accent nail where I used 2 coats of Orly Pure Porcelain as skin tone base for Santa. Everything else was painted using acrylic paints and a detailing nail art brush.
I was supposed to leave the other nails plain but I wanted to subdue the basic red polish. So I decided to add 3 white stripes on each nail using a striping nail art brush. The stripes was subtle enough not to overpower the Santa Claus accent nail and enough to tone down the bright red polish.
Polka dots is another option for the other nails. I would suggest small dots that are relatively far apart so that Santa Claus would still remain the highlight of your nails.
I made a video nail art tutorial for this Santa Claus nail art. Perhaps you would like to try it for your Christmas nail design. Here it is:
Thank you for watching! I hope you liked this freehand Christmas nail design that features Santa Claus. If you're wearing a Santa nail art, it is actually a good reminder to always stay nice ... or else! ;)